Rosetta rondezvouzed with Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. Now we wait for the landing of the Philae lander.
“After 10 years, five months and four days travelling towards our destination, looping around the Sun five times and clocking up 6.4 billion kilometres, we are delighted to announce finally ‘we are here’,” says Jean-Jacques Dordain, ESA’s Director General.
“Europe’s Rosetta is now the first spacecraft in history to rendezvous with a comet, a major highlight in exploring our origins. Discoveries can start.” (via The Register)
Google has in invented a technical marvel. Glass is setting the standard for modern wearable technologies with its ease of use and functionality. But, how does it work? The technologies encapsulated within Glass are amazing.
The dissected image above shows that the Glass has:
12GB of usable memory (16GB of total flash memory)
1GB of RAM
5 Mega Pixel Camera
720p quality video capturing
Bone Conduction Transducer Speaker (audio is vibrated into your skull)
This week marks 100 years since the outbreak of World War 1 - more than long enough to forget the men who fought and gave their lives walked the very same streets, halls and beaches that we walk today.
Nations of the world will be sending their most talented athletes to Tokyo in 2020 for the Olympic Games – but if Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe gets his way, they might also be pitting robots against each other.
Abe announced his vision while touring robotics factories in Tokyo and Saitama, which is located just north of the country’s capital. According to Japan’s Jiji Press (translated via Agence France-Presse), the prime minister said a Robot Olympics would be a great way to showcase advances in the field around the globe.
“In 2020, I would like to gather all of the world’s robots and aim to hold an Olympics where they compete in technical skills,” he said.